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Archive for July, 2007

Berewa predicts prosperity under his helm

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Vice President Solomon Berewa says in his party manifesto that Sierra Leone will be very prosperous under his helmsmanship. “Like all Sierra Leoneans and friends of this beloved country, I would like to see Sierra Leone become a modern society, where the tragic consequences of bad policies, corruption and abject poverty are bad souvenirs of[...]

PMDC wants a disciplined Salone

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Leader of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), Charles Margai, says in his party’s manifesto that his would-be government will be looking for a disciplined Sierra Leone with law and order prevailing. He says appropriate measures will be taken (with the necessary reforms put in place) to satisfactorily enhance effective governance. Also security, law[...]

Kailahun residents express concerns to Pres. Kabbah

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

The people of Kailahun district have expressed serious concerns to President Tejan Kabbah at his Lodge in Freetown on the spate of violence in their district in the run up to the August 11 polls. Among many concerns expressed were the July 15 incidence in which the PMDC was alleged to have attacked a house[...]

APC believes in constitutional govt.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

The All People’s Congress (APC) in its manifesto says it believes in constitutional government and in the supremacy and inviolability of the constitution of Sierra Leone and the sovereignty of its people. Reechoing their proposal, Ernest Koroma says [if they form the next] government they are committed to the strict observance and enforcement of its[...]

Sierra Leone needs political change – CPP

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) leader, Andrew Turay, in his party manifesto calls for political change if the country is to develop. “After 45 years of independence, Sierra Leone has very little to show in terms of achievements and development. Rather, the governments into whose care that we entrusted Sierra Leone, presided over the systematic[...]

Constituency 104: Aspirants showcase themselves

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Aspirants vying for the parliamentary seat in Constituency 104 (East 1), Western Urban, have showcased themselves in a debate on how they would build their community if elected to parliament. The topic which they slung it out was: “the role of parliament /parliamentarians in community development”. The debate, organized by De Humanitarian Organization in collaboration[...]

Youth scrutinize parties’ manifestoes

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

As the elections draw nearer the Centre for the Coordination of Youth Activities (CCYA) organised a national youth dialogue conference to keep youth informed about the electoral process; their role in democracy and post-war Sierra Leone. At the just concluded conference, youth zoomed on how youth issues were addressed in various political manifestoes. Looking at[...]

Sanda Magbonlonton: 2000 voters may be disenfranchised

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

An estimated 2000 voters in the Tainkotops-Makama in Safronko chiefdom may not vote come August 11 if immediate measures are not put in place to repair their roads. According to our Port Loko correspondent, about ten towns and villages have already been cut off from the rest of the chiefdom due to the poor road[...]

AIME ends strategic meeting

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

The tenth annual strategic meeting of African Initiative on Mining Environment and Society (AIME) has ended at the Hotel Cabenda in Freetown. The three-day meeting, hosted by the Network Movement for Justice Development (NMJD) on the theme mining for Africa’s  Development, maximize benefits minimize cost, brought together civil society activists from across Africa. Deliberations were[...]

Amb. Foyah’s bodyguard disarmed

Monday, July 30th, 2007

The bodyguard of Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to Liberia, Patrick Foyah, is currently helping the police with their investigations after 114 life rounds of ammunition, two empty shells and one Uzi gun were seized from him in Kailahun district. The regional crimes officer ASP Samuel Sammie Sesay, while addressing the media, said he left for Kailahun[...]